Mama saddened at death of Mai Dinala: Chakwera, 49 others to attend funeral

Mama Cecilia Tamanda Kadzamira, Malawi’s official Hostess during the Kamuzu Banda era,  has said  she is  “deeply saddened” to learn of the death of Roseby Dinala, popularly known Mayi Dinala, who died at Blantyre Adventist Hospital on Tuesday.

Mayi Dinala (C) and Mama Kadzamira

Dinala, who died three days after celebrating her 82nd birthday on Saturday, was a Malawi Congress Party (MCP) diehard since Malawi got its independence in 1964.

She declared that she would serve the party as an honour to Kamuzu Banda until her death.

Dinala was Lali Lubani’s niece, one of the first ministers during the Kamuzu Banda regime.

“A true loyal politician and she will be sadly missed,” said Mama.

Menawhile, President Lazarus Chakwera, through his executive assistant and spokesperson Sean Kampondeni, said he was saddened by Dinala’s death and Secretary to the President and Cabinet Zangazanga Chikhosi  announced that Chakwera will attend the funeral.

The service will be at Chitawira Ground Wednesday at noon before the burial at Chitawira Cemetery and is expected to be within the new measurers of Covid-19 where only 50 people are allowed..

President Lazarus Chakwera is expected to attend the funeral ceremony for Roseby Dinala, one of the Malawi Congress Party (MCP) longest serving Members.

According to a statement from Secretary to the President and Cabinet, Zanga-Zanga Chikhosi, the funeral ceremony will take place on Wednesday at Soche Seventh Day Adventist Ground in Blantyre.

Dinala has been described by Chakwera through Kampondeni as  “a custodian of history and culture in Malawian society as well as a pillar and foundation of the Malawi Congress Party.”

He observed that Dinala’s death is a big loss to the family, MCP and the country as a whole, saying the deceased fought a gallant fight for the country’s freedom.

Dinala was from Mbulumbuzi in Chiradzulu. She was born on August 8 1937 and is survived by four daughters, three sons and grandchildren.

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Alamu Pumani Mwakalamba
10 months ago

Dinala was a lady that deserves respect from all politicians. She served MCP with her heart and not like the politicians we see changing party to party like Uladi Mussa and Frank Tumpale Mwenifumbo who are simply looking for money. Rest in Peace Mayi Dinala.

Mr Tishu Kaviphwisi
Mr Tishu Kaviphwisi
10 months ago

May her soul rest in peace..

Zaya
Zaya
10 months ago

I counted vehicles on LMC’s convoy on the way to Mai Dinala’s funeral this morning. There were at least 20! So much for reducing the presidential convoy. As many people have noted, LMC is a hypocrite: He says one thing and does another. As someone who voted for change, it pains me greatly to realize that I just wasted my vote. It’s going to be business as usual. LMC does not need all those police vehicles on his convoy. It is possible to reduce the vehicles to below 10 as he suggested. All it needs is strong political will. If… Read more »

wakalekale
10 months ago
Reply to  Zaya

kodi mudakalirabe kuluza kwa pa 23 June?
puputani misozi and move on

Nambuma Girl
Nambuma Girl
10 months ago
Reply to  wakalekale

kkkkkkkkkk, Wakalekale, thats the same question I wanted to ask Zaya. Timupatse nthawi akanalirabe zabwino zinali zambiri nthawi ya boma la mbava la DPP. Koma tikamafika chaka chamawa akhala atavomereza ndi kusiya kulira

Phungu
Phungu
10 months ago
Reply to  wakalekale

Keep supporting poor leadership. Malawians are the judges. They can see the hypocrisy of Chakwera – family cabinet, disregarding his own COVID restrictions, changing from what should have been universal fertiliser subsidy etc.

John Chilembwe
John Chilembwe
10 months ago

Nde ndidzamumveso wina akuti anthu kuchiradzulu yada yada yada. Never put people in a box. Everyone is different

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